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Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Don't Talk to the Police!

My friend in freedom, Dan, recently sent me this link:
Here is a link to a video presentation by a Virginia law school professor and one of his students who is also a police officer.

http://media.regent.edu/lawPreview/031408_DontTalktoPolice.wmv

Even the cop says in so many words "Don't Talk to the Police!" This is an in depth study of the 5th amendment and what it really means in respect to self incrimination. The professor and the cop also provide some insight on how people become ensnared and otherwise convicted by talking to the police, even if they are innocent. We have all seen the other threads posted on this forum about talking or not talking to the police and the famous 5 words: "I have nothing to say." This video presentation goes beyond that and gives you in depth reasons why you should NEVER talk to the police. Everyone needs to download this and keep it on their computer. Also please share this info with everyone on your personal email list. We need this info to get out as far as possible.


I watched it with the boys; the boys got bored after a while, but the seven-year-old noticed that it's good not to say anything to the police, also known as taking the fifth. We talked a bit about the Fifth Amendment, as well. It's interesting that the phrase "pleading the Fifth" has become almost cliche, and yet, how many people keep their mouth shut when talking to the police? As Dan told me, this video is absolutely worth the 45 minutes or so it takes to watch it. Have your children watch it (or part of it :) as well. An officer talks about how he obtains confessions from young adults. Wow, I can't seem to say enough good things about this video.

2 comments:

GP Chuck said...

Thanks for your comment on this very informative video. I hope you don't mind, but as webmaster for NFPCAR-National Foster Parent Coalition for Allegation Reform, I have added your comments with this video.

Eventhough our group was started by Foster Parents, we have many Bio and other families as part of this group.

So take a look via this link: http://rscraps.com/NFPCAR/eBook/DontTalk.htm

Please note, the only thing I changed in your Blog was a link to this video via YouTube.
God Bless, GranPa Chuck

GP Chuck said...

Thanks for your comment on this very informative video. I hope you don't mind, but as webmaster for NFPCAR-National Foster Parent Coalition for Allegation Reform, I have added your comments with this video.

Eventhough our group was started by Foster Parents, we have many Bio and other families as part of this group.

So take a look via this link: http://rscraps.com/NFPCAR/eBook/DontTalk.htm

Please note, the only thing I changed in your Blog was a link to this video via YouTube.
God Bless, GranPa Chuck